MCCD Launches “Restoring Kids; Transforming Communities”
Today, MCCD is rolling out our “Restoring Kids, Transforming Communities” campaign to stop funneling thousands of youth through our juvenile justice system every year. In Michigan, children as young as five years old are suspended, arrested, restrained and detained for “breaking the law.” Far too often, these are behaviors that are not criminal for adults, like skipping school, running away, underage drinking, violating curfew or incorrigibility. In fact, over 90% of youth arrests in Michigan are for nonviolent offenses, with a disproportionate impact on youth of color, girls and students with disabilities.
Check out the MCCD November Youth Justice News by clicking here to learn more about this campaign and other important issues in Juvenile Justice in Michigan.